The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) provides career-long training to law enforcement professionals to help them fulfill their responsibilities safely and proficiently. Over the past 46 years, FLETC has grown into the Nation’s largest provider of law enforcement training. Under a collaborative training model, FLETC’s federal partner organizations deliver training unique to their missions, while FLETC provides training in areas common to all law enforcement officers, such as firearms, driving, tactics, investigations, and legal training. Partner agencies realize quantitative and qualitative benefits from this model, including the efficiencies inherent in shared services, higher quality training, and improved interoperability. FLETC’s mission is to train all those who protect the homeland, and therefore, its training audience also includes state, local, and tribal departments throughout the U.S. Additionally, FLETC’s impact extends outside our Nation’s borders through international training and capacity-building activities. To ensure the training it offers is up-to-date and relevant to emerging needs, FLETC’s curriculum development and review process engages experts from across all levels of law enforcement, and FLETC partners extensively with other agencies and stakeholders in training research and the exchange of best practices to ensure it offers the most effective training subject matter, technologies, and methodologies.
Mr. Thomas J. Walters serves as the Director of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), effective October 16, 2017.
The FLETC is committed to providing the best training possible to all law enforcement organizations we serve.
The FLETC Organization Chart provides an overview of the relationships between FLETC's various offices and divisions.
Prior to 1970, the quality of Federal law enforcement officer and agent training varied greatly from agency to agency. Standardized training was an unexplored concept.
To honor the memory of graduates who have died in the line of duty, FLETC has established the Graduates Memorial at the Glynco campus.
A listing of Department of Homeland Security budget documents from FY 2003 to FY 2017, including budget in briefs, fact sheets, and overviews.